The Newsletter of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Volume 26, Number 1, 2000 Page: 1
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The Newsletter of
the Texas Chapter of
Volume 26 (1) Spring Issue April 2000
PRESIDENT S MESSAGE
by Charlie Munger
2000 Annual Meeting
Many thanks are due to everyone who made this year's
chapter meeting a success. I particularly thank my colleagues
in Louisiana and Arkansas for their part in planning and
conducting the meeting. A joint meeting certainly gave us a
lot of new challenges, but with teamwork, things went fairly
smoothly. Thanks to all who helped with registration and
audio/visual, with the auction and raffle, and special thanks
to all those presenting papers and conducting continuing
education. I hope everyone had a great time and learned a
lot, I know I sure did.
The president's message area of the newsletter is my
chance to speak to the membership about timely issues and to
express my views from this "bully pulpit." We have a great
Chapter and many dedicated and loyal leaders, who serve
each year responsibly and with innovation. This year we
have several committee membership slots waiting for those of
you who have not had a chance to serve. I encourage you
strongly to look over the committee list and then contact the
chairperson. Our Chapter needs new people, new ideas, and
new energy in order to expand and be viable in this new
century. Your talents and visions are needed more than ever.
Pick up the phone and call, network, encourage, and lets
bring all of our membership to the table. Your Chapter
leadership will be more effective and our meetings will be
more meaningful. Choose to act today.
Thanks to Paul Hammerschmidt and all the other leaders
who have given us such a strong tradition of leaving the
chapter better than you found it. With your help and
commitment, I intend to do the same. Let's work together in
"Regardless of what you may think of our penal system, the
fact is that every man in jail is one less potential fisherman to
clutter up your favorite pool or pond." Ed Zern
PAST PRESIDENT S MESSAGE
by Paul Hammerschmidt
I really enjoyed our Annual Meeting in Bossier City, LA.
The joint meeting with the Arkansas and Louisiana Chapters
was a tremendous success. I thank Charlie Munger and the
many people who helped organize the meeting and all its
I think everyone had a great time at the joint
auction/raffle following the banquet. Thanks go to each
person who worked hard to solicit and gather donations.
Special thanks go to Debbie Wade for keeping up with the
numbers, and for making registration go so smoothly.
The gavel of Chapter President has now been passed to
Charlie Munger. I challenge all our members to dig into
chapter issues and support Charlie during his tenure this year.
Gordon Linam is our President-Elect, and will be planning
the 2001 meeting. Let's all be on call to assist him in this
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